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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Olympics Venues Hit Foursquare
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:42 PM
Foursquare users can now check-in to Olympics venues around the world -- and potentially win a trip to the 2012 London Games by doing so. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched check-in locations around the world and an official...



The Blurring Line Between TV and Web Video
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:42 PM
On Monday, Hulu revealed a slate of 10 original shows it plans to premiere on the site this summer. The news followed a slew of announcements from the likes of Yahoo, AOL and other big media companies that are now developing original video...



FCC Boss: You Should Pay for Internet By How Much You Use [POLL]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:13 PM
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has some short words for Internet providers that want to charge customers by how much bandwidth we use: Go right ahead. "Usage-based pricing would help drive efficiency in the networks," Genachowski told the cable...



Samsung's Galaxy S III Available on Amazon, Comes With a Catch
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:57 PM
If you're itching to get your hands on Samsung's new Galaxy S III, you may not have to wait much longer. Amazon put the phone up for pre-order on its website, with a delivery date of June 1. Priced at $800 the handset isn't exactly something...



Google Goes Moog: Doodle Is Playable, Recordable Synthesizer
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:44 PM
In celebration of Robert Moog's 78th birthday, Google has created an epic Google Doodle to honor the electronic music pioneer. The Doodle, which is scheduled for Wednesday but already visible on Google's Australia landing page, presents an...



Mobile Phones Cut Malaria Response Time From Weeks to Minutes
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:26 PM
Using mobile phones to report malaria outbreaks in Africa has been stunningly effective -- reducing the government response time to an outbreak from four weeks to three minutes, according to a new report. HP, along with partners Positive...



Facebook Tests New Timeline Design [PICS]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:32 AM
Facebook is testing a series of cosmetic changes to the top of users' Timelines, the company has confirmed. Screenshots of the new design were posted on Talking Points Memo Tuesday morning. The images (below) show a condensed version of Timeline,...



Sidecar App Aims to Revive the Humble Phone Call
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:11 AM
Smartphones may function as music players, cameras and grocery lists, but the calling experience they provide remains the same as their bolted-to-the-wall counterparts. Sidecar wants to change that by making smartphone capabilities part of phone...



Google Officially Acquires Motorola Mobility, Appoints New CEO
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:34 AM
Motorola Mobility is now officially part of Google. CEO Larry Page announced Tuesday the search giant had closed the deal to acquire the cellphone manufacturer, also revealing that Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha would be stepping down. In the blog post,...



Confirmed: SpaceX Dragon Ferried 'Scotty's' Remains Into Space
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:30 AM
When actor James Doohan died in 2005, the man who played Star Trek's engineer Scotty for nearly 40 years had one request: That his ashes be launched into space. Now, after years of delays and countless rumors, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is not only...



Apple by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:20 AM
Keeping up with Apple's growth is like sneezing with your eyes open -- it's nearly impossible. That's why every so often we like to bring you an update of the latest Apple news, numbers and trends. The infographic below was designed by Sortable....



Zynga, AmEx Program Offers Virtual Gifts for Real-Life Purchases
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:54 AM
Buy stuff in real life and get virtual currency. That's the premise behind a new deal between American Express and Zynga. Starting Tuesday, the Zynga Serve Rewards program will offer "rich in-game incentives for everyday spending," according to...



New iPhone Might Have a 3.95-Inch Display [RUMOR]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:40 AM
Another day, another iPhone rumor. This time, the folks at 9to5Mac have heard that Apple is testing several screen sizes for the new iPhone, with the most likely candidate being a 3.95-incher with a 640 x 1136 pixel resolution. This falls in line...



Richard Dreyfuss Blasts Zuckerberg, Brin at the Webbys [VIDEO]
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:39 AM
Actor Richard Dreyfuss took an unexpected detour before his tribute to Steve Jobs at Monday night's Webby Awards, taking a moment to criticize Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin. "Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Brin," Dreyfuss said, possibly confusing...



Samsung Galaxy S3 Pre-Orders and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:19 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Available for...



 
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